The current growth of the population ages 65 and older is unprecedented in the United States. North America has the widest gender gaps in rates of those living alone worldwide, with roughly one-third of women ages 60 and older living on their own.
This puts American women at greater risk of financial predators in their older years, particularly to Guardianship Fraud.
Over the years, guardianship law – the process by which a person is assigned complete control over another person’s life, including making all medical and financial decisions-- has been misapplied, misused, and sometimes just plain manipulated, until it has become a threat to the health and wealth to our elderly. Primarily elderly women are being stolen from their families who must then wage years-long legal battles –expending their own life savings – in order to get their family members back.
A "Daughters Movement" has materialized to sound the alarm about Guardianship Abuse. They have passed state legislation to protect elders, their families and loved ones from predatory guardians. The Daughters Movement intends to achieve the following in the next 5 years:
Systemic Change: providing direct education to Elder Care and Elder Law industry professionals
Services to Victims including a pro-bono elder attorney network
Build Public Awareness
Lobby for the change to the Power of Attorney granting process and provide added protections
Create an Expert Task Force
Organize victims into a movement